The Ultimate Guide to Soil

The Ultimate Guide to Soil

The Real Dirt on Cultivating Crops, Compost, and A Healthier Home

Book - 2016
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Have you noticed the extraordinary flavors and yields emanating from even a small garden when the soil is just right? If youve ever been envious of your neighbors dirt or just curious about homesteading, then The Ultimate Guide to Soil is perfect for you. The book begins with a personality test for your soil, then uses that information to plan a course of action for revitalizing poor soil and turning good dirt into great earth. Next, youll learn to start and maintain a no-till garden, to balance nutrients with remineralization, and to boost organic matter with easy cover crops. Dont forget the encyclopedic overview of organic soil amendments at the end. Old standbys like manures and mulches are explained in depth along with less common additions such as bokashi compost and castings from worms and black soldier fly larvae. Learn when hugelkultur, biochar, paper, and cardboard do and dont match your garden needs, then read about when and how to safely use urine and humanure around edible plantings. With an emphasis on simple techniques suitable for the backyard gardener, The Ultimate Guide to Soil gives you the real dirt on good soil
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2016]
ISBN: 9781634507707
1634507703
Characteristics: xv, 275 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 23 cm

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